Monday, February 11, 2008
Manned Cloud: Cruise Airship
Living in the sky, watching the Earth from above. Rediscovering the marvel of traveling, experiencing contemplation. Exploring the world without trace.
Manned Cloud is a flying hotel proposed by French designer Jean-Marie Massaud & French national aerospace research body ONERA.
This 40 passenger airship will take a 3-day cruise in 170 km/h which permits man to explore the world without a trace: to re-experience travelling, timelessness and enhance the consciousness of the beauty of the world - and to experience spectacular and exotic places without being intrusive or exploitative.
This may all seem very experimental and weird, but the simple fact is that this is what travel will look like in the future.
Manned Cloud amenities will include a restaurant, a library, a fitness suite and a spa. There will also be a sun deck on top of the double helium-filled envelopes.